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THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERARTURE 2020

THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERARTURE 2020
"for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal"

THE NIGHT MIGRATIONS

This is the moment when you see again
the red berries of the mountain ash
and in the dark sky
the birds' night migrations.

It grieves me to think
the dead won't see them---
these things we depend on,
they disappear.

What will the soul do for solace then?
I tell myself maybe it won't need
these pleasures anymore;
maybe just not being is simply enough,
hard as that is to imagine.

///

"pela sua inconfundível voz poética que com austera beleza dá dimensão universal à existência individual"

AS MIGRAÇÕES NOCTURNAS

Este é o momento de reveres
as bagas vermelhas do freixo de montanha
e no céu escuro
as migrações nocturnas dos pássaros.

Entristece-me pensar
que os mortos não mais as verão---
essas coisas de que dependemos,
desaparecem.

O que é que a alma faz para se consolar?
Digo para mim que jamais necessitará
destes prazeres;
talvez não existir seja suficientemente fácil,
mas é difícil de imaginar.

by Louise GLÜCK (USA), in "AVERNO", published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006

(Portuguese translated by Armando TABORDA, 2020

Dinesh, Steve Bucknell, vero, Fred Fouarge and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
 homaris
homaris club
Is a few years old
12 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to homaris club
...great poets are young forever...
12 days ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
Não conheço a sua obra
Parece que foi uma surpresa
Obrigada, Armando
11 days ago. Edited 11 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to J.Garcia club
És semprfe bem-vinda, Judite!
11 days ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Voila qui est intéressant de rendre l'existence individuelle universelle ..!
HFF. et excellente fin de semaine
11 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
...et voilà!

Bon weekend à toi!
11 days ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
11 days ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A great surprise, I think ! Didn‘t know her yet !
11 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to Ulrich John club
I think she wasn't translated in Portugal either!
11 days ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Bel hommage!!!!!!
11 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to Nouchetdu38 club
C'est d'elle le mérite!
11 days ago.
 cammino
cammino club
I heard two poems by her on the radio. Very impressive!
11 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to cammino club
She's great!
11 days ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Thanks for fave, Fred Fouarge!
10 days ago.
 vero
vero club
j'aime, bravo pour cette femme poétesse, Amitiés Véro
9 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to vero club
:)
8 days ago.
 Steve Bucknell
Steve Bucknell club
ALL HALLOWS

Even now this landscape is assembling.
The hills darken. The oxen
sleep in their blue yoke,
the fields having been
picked clean, the sheaves
bound evenly and piled at the roadside
among cinquefoil, as the toothed moon rises:

This is the barrenness
of harvest or pestilence.
And the wife leaning out the window
with her hand extended, as in payment,
and the seeds
distinct, gold, calling
Come here
Come here, little one

And the soul creeps out of the tree.

Louise GLÜCK
8 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to Steve Bucknell club
Just a word: genial!
8 days ago.
 Dinesh
Dinesh club
6 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to Dinesh club
In 2013 you guessed she would be a Nobel's winner!
6 days ago.
 Dinesh
Dinesh club
6 days ago.
Armando Taborda club has replied to Dinesh club
:)
6 days ago.

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